Thank you all so much for all your overwhelmingly wonderful messages and comments about your enjoyment of the day. It seems as though we all felt the absolute joy of the atmosphere.
It would be very much appreciated if you would leave a review in the review section?
Checking in to the event
If you came to Disability Pride on Sunday, why not check yourself in? I have just checked in our committee and the Accessibility Matters crew.
These are the instructions:
Click on the three little dots at the top right corner. Click 'check in'. That's it!
Would anyone like to post their videos of Disability Pride Brighton on here?
It would be great to see them. 🙂
As can be seen from the report below, isolation and loneliness are often issues for disabled people and that is one of the reasons for holding Disability Pride Brighton. Lots of people said that yesterday's event gave them a feeling of belonging and solidarity.
Two poignant things stood out for me about loneliness yesterday. One was a sign on the back of a wheelchair saying. 'Relieved to be here, to be able experience this, to know that I am not alone' and the other was a comment in our message book which said, 'Thank you so much for organising today. I've never seen so many disabled people in one place and for once haven't felt anyone staring at me. Can't wait for next year.'
Sam Taylor, one of our committee members who has cerebral palsy and is a full time wheelchair user, has set up a new online forum for disabled people - Disability Community Forum. Why not join Sam?
Thank you, Sophie Cook. It was a pleasure to close Disability Pride Brighton with you. 🙂
Do you have Instagram?
If you do, have a look at big_lottery_fund and tell them how much you enjoyed your day. I think their money was very well spent, don't you?!
This is a photo of the fabulous Naz who gave an inspirational speech about her hidden disability at the beginning of the afternoon and then blew us away later with her powerful vocals as the singer of the fantastic band HAVA.
Thank you Naz and HAVA.
I have just been looking through the photo album of photos and comments from yesterday and found this one. How sweet is this?
Everyone seemed to love the mobile photo studio - it was such as amazing addition to the day. Thank you Proud Parkers Photography.
Thank you to Select Security - you were all lovely. 🙂
We were asked a few times yesterday if we were selling Disability Pride Brighton T-shirts. Unfortunately, we didn't have any to sell because they come direct from the printers. A few people have bought them online today. The adults' version is in black or white and the kids' version is in blue or yellow. Take a look.
If you would still like to buy one, go to the shop link at the top of this page.
It would be fantastic to have a memento of the special day.
Taking about T-shirts, if anyone would like to buy The AutistiX T-shirts, this is a message from their manager. "You can find our 'store' on Big Cartel (through our Facebook page) https://www.facebook.com/theautistix/app/?sk=app_150178545006427. Thanks."
Please take a look at these amazing photos taken yesterday by Andy Voakes.